Michelle has worked with clients in the field of Clinical Negligence for over 20 years. She joined Howells in 2010 where she became Head of the Clinical Negligence Team who all aim to provide quality service to patients who have suffered harm as a result of medical accidents.
She has dealt with a wide range of clinical negligence cases that have arisen out of treatment received from GP’s, dentists, opticians, pharmacy’s, walk in centres and hospitals.
Michelle specialises in complex clinical negligence cases in which clients have often suffered life changing injuries as well as the families of those who have suffered the loss of a loved one as a result of a medical accident. She also acts for patients and minors who are incapable for bringing a claim on their own behalf.
She has practiced in Barnsley and Sheffield throughout her career and is well known in the South Yorkshire area.
A six-figure sum was successfully agreed on behalf of a client who lacked capacity to handle his own affairs arising out of a complex delay in diagnosis of cauda equina case. The damages has significantly assisted the client who remained severely disabled and in need of substantial levels of care and personal support. The family of Michelle’s client commented:
‘We would like to express our gratitude and thanks to Howell’s solicitors. We are extremely impressed with their thorough and in depth knowledge of our case. Your expertise and friendly service has helped us to get through the last 7 years. We are delighted with the service we have received and over the moon with the outcome of the claim. We can now look forwards to a brighter future.’
Michelle is ranked in both in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK in relation to her work conducted on behalf of clinical negligence clients.
The prestigious Chambers UK 2022 guide ranks the department highly and says Howells is a “noteworthy team offering a broad range of clinical negligence advice to clients, including related human rights claims. Further experience in claims concerning issues surrounding failures in hospital care, including severe birth injuries and delayed diagnoses. Also acts on spinal injury claims, amputations and fatal accidents. The department possesses significant experience in medical inquests.”
“They go the extra mile for the client and are highly efficient.”
Michele Gyte is named as a Star Associate in this area of law and that she is “A very good lawyer – technical, conscientious and hard-working.”
The Legal 500 2022 recommends Howells Clinical Negligence department, saying “Michelle Gyte directs the clinical negligence offering at Howells Solicitors. A specialist in birth injury and fatal accidents, she oversees a team notable for its expertise in niche areas such as prison healthcare, inquests and the interests of secondary victims. Notably the firm also covers matters arising from mental health care, purported violations of the Human Rights Act and supports families during inquests linked to the coronial process.”